This project reinforces the transmission system around the Kintyre peninsula, in the South West of Scotland. The increase in transmission capacity, delivered in Q1 2015/16, will accommodate future renewable generation projects.
The project comprises:
- a new substation in Crossaig Forest
- replacing the existing overhead line between Carradale and Crossaig with a higher capacity double circuit overhead line
- installing two subsea cable circuits from the new substation around the north coast of Arran to Hunterston.
It is a joint project between SHE Transmission and Scottish Power Transmission Limited (“SPT”), with approximately 90 per cent of the cable falling within SHE Transmission’s current transmission area.
We approved £174 million (in 09/10 prices) of additional Allowed Expenditure for the project in 2013.